Following the lead of 746 Books and many others, I’ve devised my summer reading list – 20 Books of Summer. My list is largely informed by the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs August 13-29, and because I am me, I’ve got to prepare. So here goes:
- Girl Up by Laura Bates – It’s Laura Bates, so it’s pretty much required reading.
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark – This has been on my TBR since we moved to Edinburgh 4.5 years ago! Time to get it read.
- The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam – Already on my ereader.
- The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick (Aug 25) – Hopefully this will be on sale in advance at #edbookfest.
- A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee – Looks like a quick read to help me along.
- The Trouble With Sheeps and Goats by Joanna Cannon – Can’t wait to get to this one.
- This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell – She lives in my neighbourhood, so who knows, maybe she’ll leave a copy on my doorstep.
- The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan – Loved The Panopticon, so this is a must!
- Cauliflower by Nicola Barker – Saving this for one of my many summer plane journeys.
- The Life Project by Helen Pearson – A little non-fiction to keep my reading well rounded.
- Vaseline Buddha by Jung Young Moon – Because so far this list really lacks diversity.
- Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar
- The Man Who Built The Sierra Club by Robert Wyss – I’ve actually started this one already
- The Yoga of Max’s Discontent by Karan Bajaj – Downloaded today!
The other 6 positions will be left to wildcard choices. I’m going to be traveling for 5 weeks this summer, so I will undoubtedly find something along the way that catches my fancy. And to keep things light, I will at times be dependent on my e-reader.